Nutrition at a Higher Level: Epigenetics
Every cell in your body, from your brain to your toenails, contains the same DNA, or genome. So what makes different cells perform different functions?
The answer lies in your epigenome, a higher level of complexity within the cell. The epigenome consists of DNA packaging material and works as a series of genetic switches. It determines cell function by signaling your genome which genes to turn on and off.
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The epigenome also influences how well each cell functions. In the epigenome, the right lifestyle choices trigger healthy gene expression — the healthy genes get switched on, the unhealthy ones get switched off. So while you can’t change your DNA blueprint, you can influence the way that DNA expresses itself. Nutrition is at the center of it all. And the soy peptide lunasin is one of the first dietary ingredients identified to affect gene expression and promote optimal health at the epigenetic level. With lunasin, you really can take control of your health. And no other products available today optimize lunasin content like LunaRich® soy powder and LunaRich X™ from Reliv.
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Think of your cells in computer terms. The DNA in your genome is like hardware, the actual computer components that perform specific functions. Your epigenome is like software, the programs that tell the hardware which functions to perform.
What They’re Saying
“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.” – Dr. Mehemet Oz
“A full epigenome map will require major advances in computing power. When completed, the Human Epigenome Project (already under way in Europe) will make the Human Genome Project look like homework that 15th century kids did with an abacus.” – Time Magazine
“The field of medicine could potentially be revolutionized by this epigenetic perspective of disease formation—subsequently shifting our healthcare emphasis from therapy to prevention.” – Randy Jirtle, Ph. D., Epigenetics and Imprinting Laboratory, Duke University
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